If you're a regular reader of Daily Intel, you know there's nothing we love more than stupid crimes and hero grannies. The former occurs nearly every day in this big, crazy, idiotic city, but the latter phenomenon only occurs every once in a while: Grannies, after all, are known to stay inside and sit near the air conditioner during the summer, and to fly to Scottsdale in the winter for the dry heat. So imagine our delight this morning when we opened the Post and discovered the tale of 91-year-old Florence Critelli, who attempted to fight off a robber at the Rite Aid where she works.
"I grabbed his hand to stop him from taking the money and I just screamed," she said. The robber then punched her in the chest, knocking her to the floor. But that didn't keep Critelli down long. "He hit me good," she said. "But it didn't hurt." Critelli described the worker to police, and then insisted on finishing her shift at the pharmacy. She attributes her health and stamina to keeping busy and maintaining her job, in fact. "If you just stay home every day, you feel like you can't do anything and you don't want to do anything," she told the tabloid. "It's just not the right way to be."
Meanwhile, she's crossing her fingers the kid gets nabbed — for personal reasons. "I want him to get caught," she said. "Because I want to smack him." Go granny, go granny, go granny, go!